Ask Me Another

Airs Saturdays at noon & 8 pm
Ophira Eisenberg

Ask Me Another blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton. Ask Me Another is recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

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Ask Me Another
4:58 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Academy Award Thesaurus

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 10:56 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Now we're going to crown this week's grand champion. Let's bring back our winners from our earlier rounds. From Flip It and Reverse It, Matt Ragan. From Ted Talks, Lily Rothman. From Do You Believe In Something, Tracey Rhys. From Foodie Can't Fail, Emma Schwartz, and from I-plurals, Ann MacEwan.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I'm going to ask our puzzle guru, Art Chung, to take us out.

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Ask Me Another
4:58 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Julie Klausner: The Pop Culture Maven

Julie Klausner.
Mindy Tucker

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 4:13 pm

The constant flow of celebrity scandals, blockbuster films and reality TV shows these days can seem overwhelming — and in some cases, quite trivial. So leave it to comedian Julie Klausner to make pop culture relevant. As the media ambassador for Vulture.com, the entertainment site for New York magazine, Klausner recaps shows like The Real Housewives reality series, makes weekly videos on pop culture topics, and appears on TV to discuss what's taboo and what's worth following.

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Ask Me Another
4:58 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

i-Plurals

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 8:53 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's say hello to our next two contestants, Mike Blejer and Anna MacEwan.

(APPLAUSE)

MIKE BLEJER: Hi.

EISENBERG: Hi to both of you. Anna, you are an elementary school nurse.

ANNA MACEWAN: I am.

EISENBERG: Who is known as the singing nurse. Because you sing all the time?

MACEWAN: Yeah. That's what they say. That's usually at the hospital that I do more of the singing, but not so much at the school.

EISENBERG: OK.

MACEWAN: Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

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Ask Me Another
9:07 am
Fri August 16, 2013

I Left My Heart In Boston

Jonathan Coulton is wicked stoked to pay tribute to Boston in the best way he knows how: by substituting the names of Boston neighborhoods into the lyrics of well-known songs about other cities. For example, if Elvis had spent more time in a certain Boston neighborhood, he might have written a song called "Viva Dorchester!" Can you name the original towns? Or do you prefer a "Roslindale State of Mind"?

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Ask Me Another
9:07 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Name Brand Names

It may take a lifetime to develop your fashion sense or signature flourish, but only a few trendsetters can boast clothing items actually named in their honor.

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